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Temple City High School Named California Distinguished School!

The Temple City Unified School District is excited to announce that Temple City High School (TCHS) has been named a 2019 California Distinguished School, the state’s top award for campuses. TCHS is among 162 middle and high schools in the state, and one of only a handful of non-charter and non-magnet schools in Los Angeles County, to receive the honor.

The Distinguished School Award recognizes schools that have made significant progress on the state indicators as described on the California School Dashboard. Distinguished School Award winners represent examples of not just excellent teaching, learning, and collaboration, but also highly successful school climate efforts ranging from real-time conflict resolution to positive behavior intervention.

“I am incredibly proud of the hard work and efforts of the TCHS team,” said Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Fricker. “This recognition stands as a testament not only to the school’s high academic standards, but also the diligent administrator, teacher, parent and community support that allows students to thrive in our District.”

The California Distinguished School Award is an impressive follow-up to the high school’s 2017 California Gold Ribbon Award. The Gold Ribbon was awarded while the Distinguished Schools program was on hiatus, and California transitioned to its new assessment and accountability system. The Distinguished Schools program returned last year.

TCHS and Principal Dr. Jennifer Lashier will be officially honored in April during a ceremony at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim.

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